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To help users familiarise themselves with the Landsat OLI and TIRS instruments, and its science data products, the Landsat 8 Data Users Handbook is available online.

The OLI & TIRS menu to your right provides information concerning the SPPA activities for these instruments.

A brief description of the instruments, their operations and main mission highlights are available in the sections below:

Sensor Description   |    Sensor Modes   |    Mission Operations Overview     
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Landsat 8 was launched on February 11 2013.

Details of the mission events and related status can be found here, the milestones and key decision points here, and the latest Landsat 8 news and studies here.